How to punish a dog?
Sooner or later, each owner thinks about what an act of a dog deserves the strictest punishment - physical. How to punish the dog correctly? This task is especially painful for those who have a pet recently, and who does not yet know where the line between rational education and cruel treatment with animals lies.
Often pity is a mistake in punishing a dog
Of course, the owner must prevent anyManifestations of dog aggression directed at people. Some dogs try to take this lead in the human "pack" - in the family, to prove their right to own the territory.
Penalties deserve and categoricalDisobedience to the owner, especially - accompanied by aggression. The fact is that a dog, acting in one way or another, usually just wants to determine his status in the family. And the owner will not be able to influence this desire - one can not argue genetics for a person.
Some people, more flexible, intuitiveCatch, how to establish relationships with the dog. Others act by trial and error. But there are also such "losers" who can not create relationships that correspond to the laws of the "pack" from the point of view of the animal, where the dog unquestioningly obeys the "leader" - the owner, and this situation suits everyone.
Usually the mountain trainers fall into one of twoExtremes. First: they regret even those animals whose fate is developing safely. In addition, they are addicted to the mood, and this prevents them, raising their pets, adhere to a single system that simply confuses the poor dog.
Rules for such owners vary with theirThe location of the spirit. They then sweetly squeak and caress their pet, then, upset over something, drive him away, scolding for something that he did not commit. However, usually these owners are inclined to forgive their pets almost everything. Of course, animals feel impermanence and weakness, and "leaders" gradually begin to obey their pets.
A dog whose character has makingsLeader, quickly learn to manipulate a person, achieving everything he wants, despite the fact that it is the owner who feeds the dog and chooses the time and place for his walking. A pet can even punish a person as more weak and imperfect. For example, a dog, considering himself a leader, is able "by right" to grab the fallen cutlet first and even to bite the owner, "dared" to hold out his hand for food. And in this case, the animal will consider itself absolutely right - according to the laws of "schooling" subordination ...
Further - more and sadder. The dog completely ceases to obey, and in the worst case - begins to assert its right to receive food earlier than the master children and the old people living with it under the same roof. Usually the fangs and claws go into play ...
How to be someone who genuinely loves animals, wants to have a dog, but does not feel like a "leader", able to control the aggression hidden in the pet, gain credibility from the wayward dog?
In this case, it is better to bet on animalsNon-aggressive rocks. There are dogs that have a desire to be part of the "pack" in their blood. Their benevolent behavior is the result of decades of skillful breeding.
Retrievers, bigles and other "family" breeds - that's who you should prefer, if you're not ready to become an "alpha master." In the end, you can shelter a gentle and gentle mongrel, who in gratitude for your care will become the most devoted and obedient friend.
If you have already made your choice and are reaping the fruits of inept education of the animal, you'd better not remain alone with these problems and try not to solve them yourself.
The battle for the leader's place always requires experience and strength, andIn it, once retreating, it is very difficult to catch up. Therefore, it is better to turn to a professional and under his supervision to learn to influence the dog by means of competent training that can help. Only then, having learned the basics of correct behavior with an animal under the guidance of an experienced instructor, you can act at home on your own.
Is the "leader" cruel or just?
The second extreme in the education of a dog is to strive for unlimited power over the animal with the help of unmotivated cruelty.
It's easy for a person to feel like a god whenHe is a being ready to perform any team. Unfortunately, some do not understand that it is enough to ask the dog to do something - and it will respond to the words of the authoritative master. And blows inflicted without a special reason will offend the animal, and the only thing you will achieve from it is panic fear in front of you, which will further inhibit the learning process. This punishment of the dog is a big mistake.
However, not all dogs under the broom sit: When an animal grows up and gets stronger, it will necessarily punish a person for cruelty. And the pet is unlikely to be condemned by someone: he will simply defend himself against the man who made him his living toy. After all, in animals, the leader is not only strong, but also intelligent, indulgent and, of course, just. For him, the manifestation of aggression - just a way to punish the guilty, and not the ability to assert itself. Once the dog understands that a person does not know the measure of punishment, she will doubt his credibility - and begin to fight.
Welcome to the pack!
If you simply do not have enough experience toIndependently determine where the dog's freedom boundary should pass, remember: to not be allowed to pet - to sleep on the couch or, for example, to take food from the table, the main thing is for the owner to be her permanent authority. Then in any situation you can call the dog or forbid him any action - and he will come running at the first call, stop being disgraceful without the slightest resistance, will execute any team without a doubt. If he, accustomed to obey your will, disobeys, then he can and should be punished, commensurating the nature of punishment with the degree of disobedience.
Determine your leadership in the "pack" you can stillAnd thanks to food. The first should always be the main one. And he is already supposed to behave like a "leader" - to share with those who obey him. Therefore, offering a bowl of food to the dog, pretend that you are interested in its contents, and after putting it, do not immediately let the puppy to the bowl, so that he knows how generous your "gift" is - permission to start eating in the presence of the owner.
Periodically you can "check" the obedience of the pet: Take the bowl, pause and give. The dog should not disagree. And if she starts to growl, rush at you or try to protect her food - it means she deserves punishment, because she considered herself "stronger" than the master.
If a piece of goodies fell to the floor - raise itHas only the main right! A dog can do this only if it is allowed. If a dog has stolen something, whether it's a treat or a toy, he must give it up on demand.
It is important to learn to distinguish between animal aggression and simply violent behavior during the game or grouchy temper. Dog can loud and terrible "grumble", but at the same time Do not put threats in these sounds. Similarly, puppies sometimes try to play with the master in a way that they do with each other - jokingly attacking and biting. You can not punish babies - they do not want to hurt you. In this situation, the most reasonable thing is to protect your hands with a dense rag or quilted jacket and get involved in the game. However, it is up to the host to decide when the game is over. And if the puppies refuse to calm down, they can be spanked for disobedience: your command is the law!
Everything is fine!
Since the dog's relationship to the host is based onInstincts, they must also be punished. That is, at the outset, you threateningly warn about what threatens your pet with a violation of the hierarchy you have established. Your intonation should let the dog know that it's time to stop, otherwise it will feel pain. And only if the dog ignored the warning, you can punish him.
Carefully follow the reaction of the dog to yourvote. If you see that the dog calms down - presses its ears, lowers its tail, bends its front legs, do not keep on shouting, or, moreover, do not start hitting the dog. The submission posture implies a request for forgiveness, and if you ignore the dog's plea, she will see that you are behaving inconsistently, and will become angry. It's better just to approve her actions
If the pet is not averse to getting into trouble, he will take a threatening position, grin his teeth and straighten up, lifting his ears. In this case, it will be necessary to punish.
Unfortunately, to fight dog disobedienceBetter by force. Moreover, the punishment must follow immediately for misconduct, otherwise the dog will lose the connection between his behavior and your aggression and will consider it unmotivated cruelty.
A guilty puppy enough timesTo shake the scruff of the neck, lifting it above the ground and threateningly yelling at him. Then let go - and stand up from the top with a menacing look. If the puppy took the submission posture, then you did everything right. If not - will have to repeat the punishment, perhaps more feasible. But only while the puppy does not accept a submission posture!
Do not feel guilty, forcing the dog toObedience, driving her out of bed or demanding to return slippers to the place. After all, any dog will be happy to love a strong, wise and just owner. She respects his role in his life and feels secure. Thus, the hierarchy not only disciplines the dog, but positively affects his psyche.